‘Neighborly’ bringing meals, company to isolated elderly in Tampa Bay during coronavirus outbreak

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Neighborly – a Meals on Wheels affiliate – is providing meals, transportation and companionship to older adults in Pinellas County amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Neighborly delivers nearly 1,000 meals to fragile, homebound seniors in Pinellas within two hours. It’s made possible with the help of nearly 600 volunteers. Participants get a hot meal each day approved by a licensed dietician who ensures the meals are suitable for those with high blood pressure and heart disease.

And during a time like the coronavirus outbreak, it’s more important than ever for older adults to have companionship.

Neighborly has adult daycare for seniors who may have physical, mental or cognitive limitations or just for those who can’t be home alone.

With a fleet of 29 vehicles, Neighborly is also able to provide safe and reliable transportation throughout Pinellas Co.

Volunteers are the lifeline of Neighborly. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers deliver meals and help at the adult daycare centers. The total value of volunteer hours last year was $963,823.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Neighborly.

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